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Film Noir: Sweet Smell of Success


August 19, 2012

Please join us on Sunday, August 19 at 2 p.m. for Alexander Mackendrick's Sweet Smell of Success (1957, 96 min) on the sixth floor of the Mid-Manhattan Library.

Film Noir is part of Mystery Summer and a full schedule is available online at: All screenings are FREE and seating is first-come, first-served.

Description: Sweet Smell of Success is a 1957 American film noir made by Hill-Hecht-Lancaster Productions and released by United Artists.

"A brilliant foreshadowing to the abuse of information and perspective in the Internet age, a virtuosic, damning, and above all else, intoxicating portrait of American power lust. This is the original Social Network."
—Glenn Heath Jr., Slant Magazine

Please contact Karen Ginman at or Thomas Knowlton at if you have any questions.